Shock endings

16 February 2017: News Round-up DEATHS AMONG care leavers aged 18 to 21 could be seven times higher than the general population of the same age, figures obtained by the BBC via a freedom of information request are suggesting. They show 90 people who left care in the UK between 2012 and 2016 died in the…

Golden Hellos controversy rumbles on

9 August 2016 THE CONTROVERSY over ‘Golden Hellos’ offered by some agencies to entice foster carers to switch services hit the mainstream this week with a BBC report that included an interview with TACT CEO Andy Elvin. The practice was wrong the BBC reported because local authorities bear the cost of training and approving carers whose services they then…

More care needed: missing migrants and kids in cells

2 August 2016 MIGRANT CHILDREN arriving in the EU unaccompanied are being systematically let down by host nations a House of Lords Committee has concluded in its detailed report Children in Crisis: unaccompanied migrant children in the EU. As a result, they are left vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers and people smugglers, condemned to squalid…